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Method of travel to work

In the City of Mitcham 1,230 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The City of Mitcham's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. There are a number of reasons why people use different modes of transport to get to work including the availability of affordable and effective public transport options, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
City of Mitcham - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Train
1,0373.42.19813.32.1+56
Bus
1,6045.25.91,6755.65.8-71
Tram or Ferry
340.10.4180.10.2+16
Taxi
520.20.2570.20.2-5
Car - as driver
19,00962.064.418,48961.563.4+520
Car - as passenger
1,4844.85.21,4734.95.5+11
Truck
1270.40.71600.50.8-33
Motorbike
1850.60.61850.60.60
map this data in atlas.idBicycle5521.81.15161.71.2+36
map this data in atlas.idWalked only6782.22.46992.32.6-21
Other
3781.21.32620.91.0+116
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,3324.33.21,2564.23.2+76
Did not go to work
3,85312.611.23,86412.911.6-11
Not stated
3391.11.34261.41.6-87

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Greater Adelaide: 2.1% Bus, Greater Adelaide: 5.9% Tram or Ferry, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Adelaide: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Adelaide: 64.4% Car - as passenger, Greater Adelaide: 5.2% Truck, Greater Adelaide: 0.7% Motorbike, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Adelaide: 1.1% Walked only, Greater Adelaide: 2.4% Other, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Worked at home, Greater Adelaide: 3.2% Did not go to work, Greater Adelaide: 11.2% Not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.3% Train, City of Mitcham: 3.4% Bus, City of Mitcham: 5.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Mitcham: 0.1% Taxi, City of Mitcham: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Mitcham: 62.0% Car - as passenger, City of Mitcham: 4.8% Truck, City of Mitcham: 0.4% Motorbike, City of Mitcham: 0.6% Bicycle, City of Mitcham: 1.8% Walked only, City of Mitcham: 2.2% Other, City of Mitcham: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Mitcham: 4.3% Did not go to work, City of Mitcham: 12.6% Not stated, City of Mitcham: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, City of Mitcham: +56 Bus, City of Mitcham: -71 Tram or Ferry, City of Mitcham: +16 Taxi, City of Mitcham: -5 Car - as driver, City of Mitcham: +520 Car - as passenger, City of Mitcham: +11 Truck, City of Mitcham: -33 Motorbike, City of Mitcham: 0 Bicycle, City of Mitcham: +36 Walked only, City of Mitcham: -21 Other, City of Mitcham: +116 Worked at home, City of Mitcham: +76 Did not go to work, City of Mitcham: -11 Not stated, City of Mitcham: -87
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 2,675 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Mitcham, compared with 20,805 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in the City of Mitcham in 2011, compared to Greater Adelaide, shows that 8.7% used public transport, while 67.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.3% and 70.9% respectively in Greater Adelaide.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of the City of Mitcham and Greater Adelaide were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (12.6% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.4% compared to 2.1%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.3% compared to 3.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (62.0% compared to 64.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Mitcham increased by 603 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the City of Mitcham between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+520 persons)
  • Other (+116 persons)
  • Worked at home (+76 persons)
  • Bus (-71 persons)

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